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Historical Events In December - 21

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1988  Pan Am "Flight 103" explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1988  Bob Steele, [Robert Bradbury], dies after short illness at 60 on December - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1989  Romania's dictator Nicolae Ceausescu's final speech (executed 12/25) on December - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1989  US invades Panama and ousts General Noriega on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1989  Jan Cikker, composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1990  On December - 21 clarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aeronautical engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works; b. 1910)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1991  On this day in history 95 share in Madrid Spain $1.3 billion lottery (#47996)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1991  On December - 21 el Sayid Nosair acquitted of killing Meir Kahane  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1991  Ted Turner and Jane Fonda wed on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1992  Albert King, US blues singer/guitarist (Crosscut Saw), dies at 71 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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1993  Philip Christison, British general (Rangoon), dies at 100 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1994  Dean Rusk, US Sect of State, dies at 85 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1995  On this day in history robert Francis Vere Heuston, professor of law, dies at 72  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1996  Margaret E Rey, author of children's books, dies at 90 on December - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1997  On December - 21 bruce Woodcock, boxer, dies at 76  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2006  Australian cricketer Shane Warne announces his retirement from the sport on December - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2006  On this day in history saparmurat Niyazov, the dictator of Turkmenistan dies unexpectedly, sparking world concern over a possible power vacuum and instability in this energy-rich country.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2007  Queen Elizabeth II became the oldest-ever Monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days on December - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2007  On this day in history the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the Schengen border-free zone.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2010  The first total lunar eclipse to occur on the day of the Northern winter solstice and Southern summer solstice since 1638 takes place on December - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2012  On December - 21 39 people are killed in violent clashes in Kenya  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2017  On December - 21 uN General Assembly votes 128 to 9 to denounce US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2018  On December - 21 tennis Australia announces a 10-point tie break to be implemented in Australian Open when deciding set reaches 6-6; takes place of 2-game advantage final sets  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2018  The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 22,445 after its worst week since 2008 on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2020  On December - 21 [COVID-19 pandemic] 36 cases are reported on the Base General Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme in the Chilean Antarctic Territory, marking the first infections in Antarctica, the last continent to report infections.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

2020  On December - 21 a great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn occurs, with the two planets separated in the sky by 0.1 degrees. This is the closest conjunction between the two planets since 1623.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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1117  On this day in history birth of thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1401  On this day in history birth of tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1518  Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician was born on December - 21.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1537  On December - 21 birth of johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1596  On this day in history birth of petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1603  On December - 21 birth of roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684)  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1616  Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1628  Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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Famous Deaths In December - 21

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0072  Death of Thomas the Apostle on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

0918  On this day in history conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1295  Death of Marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221) on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1308  Henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1375  On this day in history giovanni Boccaccio, Italian poet (Vita di Dante), dies  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1504  Death of Bertold von Henneberg-Römhild, German archbishop and elector (b. 1442) on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1549  Death of Marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492) on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

1579  Death of Vicente Masip, Spanish painter on this day in history.  Click To Send On WhatsappCopy This To Clipboard

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